DENVER, Colo. (April 16, 2024) – PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc. announces the appointment of several executives to guide its operations throughout the country. This strategic move comes on the heels of a successful year for the company, marked by record new work totals for PCL’s U.S. Buildings and Civil divisions.

“With the appointment of key executives in target markets across the country, we are setting the stage for an ambitious phase of growth at PCL," said Deron Brown, PCL president and chief operating officer, U.S. operations. “This team’s expertise will be crucial in propelling our operations to new heights.”

U.S. Buildings Promotions

Florida Region

  • Rick Goldman – senior vice president, Florida Region. A seasoned veteran of PCL since 1997, Rick will oversee operations throughout Florida and drive strategic expansion across the state.   
  • Chris Ritter – district manager, Orlando Buildings. With a track record of spearheading major projects, including work with notable entertainment clients, Chris now leads the Orlando office to propel growth in Florida.

Rocky Mountain Region

  • Ryan Schmidt – vice president and district manager, Rocky Mountain Region. With a tenure of 26 years at PCL, Ryan will oversee operations throughout Colorado, focusing on strategic growth throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Jeff Miller – senior construction manager, Denver Buildings. From his start as a PCL intern in 1992, Jeff serves as a senior construction manager for projects in the Denver area.  

Midwest Region

  • Robert Blankmeyer – operations manager, Midwest Region. A long-time PCL employee who started his career as an intern in 1996,  Robert will manage operations in for the both the Minneapolis and North Dakota offices.

California Region

  • Steve Whitman – operations manager, California Buildings. Over his 20-year tenure at PCL advancing through various roles, Steve will oversee operations of PCL’s Orange County and San Diego offices.

U.S. Civil Infrastructure Promotions

West Region

  • Ankur Talwar – district manager, civil infrastructure, West Region. A 30-year veteran at PCL whose journey through various roles throughout the U.S. and Canada showcases his expertise in Civil Infrastructure and adaptability within the industry.

West Coast Region

  • Brandon Morlet – area manager, civil infrastructure, West Coast Region. With two decades of infrastructure expertise leading major projects and design-build pursuits, Brandon will be instrumental in leading the West Coast Civil Infrastructure team.

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About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $7 billion USD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets. With a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at